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Conference Seminars and Workshops are 1-hour, 15-minute programs taught by world renown instructors on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Fire-Rescue. These classroom-based programs are held in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Conference Seminars and Workshops are FREE to all members.
Emerging EMS Trends in the Fire Service
This class will discuss in depth some of the emerging trends in EMS that can be added into a Fire Departments medical program. This day in time, nearly 85% of a departments responses are medical. Taking in new …(More)
“LEAD” 4 Steps to Building Quality Leaders & Highly Motivated Followers
A variety of dynamic elements influence leadership. Scores of opinions, studies and complex methodologies have been published on the topic. Despite the wealth of information available, the human element continues to find new and different ways…(More)
Engine Boss – Station to the Street
Engine company officers within today’s fire service face a multitude of challenges while leading firefighters. In many instances the engine boss is not given any formal leadership training and guidance to help them succeed. Lack of leadership results in dissention among personnel and failure on the fireground. This presentation will give the engine boss tools and tips to help them build and lead their firefighters to success both on and off the fireground.
The Rural Engine Company
The practices and concepts taught will be based on successful as well as unsuccessful experiences on the fireground and nationally recognized engine company practices. The student will learn… (More)
Turbo Charging the PIO
A hybrid approach to expanding the traditional roles and responsibilities of the department Public Information Officer (PIO). Fire Chief Joey Tanner and Mark Nugent, the department PIO, will describe the process taken by Horry County Fire Rescue to successfully integrate and manage an expanded and diverse set of roles and responsibilities; each having an underlying PIO component.
Instructor: Mark Nugent
June 15 (9:00AM-10:15AM)
June 15 (10:30AM-11:45AM)
June 16 (2:00PM-3:15PM)
What’s Your Leadership Vulnerability Quotient?
The fire service is undergoing a leadership revolution. Large numbers of firefighters hired in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, most in officer positions, are retiring. This fact is forcing fire departments to promote…(More)
75 Tactical Extrication Tips in 75 Minutes
Establishing command, sizing up the incident, and formulating a plan based on good strategies is necessary to proficiently and safely mitigate an MVC and remains constant regardless of the severity of the entrapment and/or patient condition. In addition…(More)
High Performance EMS Agency Characteristics and Culture
Regardless of the level of service, roster size, call volume or geographic location, there are certain traits and characteristics that are common to high-performing EMS agencies. Management teams must provide a clear and concise vision for the agency and ensure inclusiveness and participation…(More)
Grant Writing For Emergency Services
Funding for public agencies is hard to come by. The current economy is not much help as taxes are not being paid, bills for services are not being paid, some elected officials want to decrease taxes, etc. Grants can be a good option to help achieve projects that may not otherwise be funded. However…(More)
Extinguish Waste; Know Your Numbers
Offering an attractive benefits program is essential in today’s competitive fire industry. Recruiting and retaining the best talent available is a challenge when faced with rising costs due to medical research, pharmaceutical trends, …(More)
Instructor: Stewart Bedenbaugh
June 15 (2:00PM-3:15PM)
Recruitment & Retention: How to Get Good People and Keep Them!
Over the years, emergency services agencies have been a revolving door. When recruiting members, we can sometimes get many well qualified candidates, and in other times we seem to not have much to choose from. Recruiting the right candidate, whether…(More)
Home Fire Safety Survey Train-The-Trainer
In a state that routinely finds itself in the top 5 for fire loses per capita, we need to add some tools to our traditional tool box. This course is all-inclusive and will provide participants with the knowledge, equipment, and…(More)
Technology Mash – Up!
Join us as we introduce you to some exciting, interactive and fun up and coming technology tools that will enhance your Fire Education Programs. Attendees will be provided with a list of tools that they can take back and begin using in their departments.
The Passion of Training: The Company Officer’s Moral Imperative
Based on the book “The Passion of Command” by Col. Bryan McCoy the presentation will discuss the moral imperative of the company officer, which is it to prepare their crew functionally and effectively, for their assigned roles. The trap of “check the box” training…(More)
What’s in the Smoke
Fire smoke is a toxic soup of dangerous gases and a deadly enemy to firefighters and responders. What is still confusing for responders is how to decide which toxins must be given attention, how to identify them among the other gases and …(More)
More to Come!
Our team is working on finalizing additional seminars for Fire-Rescue 2018.
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